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  • It’s tinsel-time in downtown E’town

    Families scored face time with Santa Claus at the First Federal Gallery inside the Historic State Theater over a warm breakfast as the man in the red suit posed for pictures and chatted with children about their wish lists.

    Breakfast with Santa was one of a number of Christmas events in downtown Elizabethtown this weekend leading up to Light Up Downtown, showcasing the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on the public square.

  • Author partners with USA Cares on jobs for vets program

    National USA Cares spokesman Bryan Anderson promoted his book “No Turning Back” Friday at The Bookstore in Radcliff and Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown, but earlier in the week he helped launch an initiative for veterans looking for a new career path.

    USA Cares inaugurated the Sgt. Bryan Anderson Jobs for Kentucky Veterans Fund this week in Louisville, laying the groundwork for an endeavor that will provide financial aid for veterans nearing graduation.

  • Anderson mixes humor, inspiration in new book

    Bryan Anderson had to hit bottom before he could find the confidence to reject a soul-sucking darkness and depression that could have broken him.

    Anderson, a national spokesman for Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was severely injured by an improvised explosive device in 2005 while serving in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of both of his legs and his left hand, which he now covers with a prosthetic.

  • Bardstown man convicted on child pornography charges

    A Bardstown man with connections to a former Radcliff school teacher was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges.

    David W. Morris, 30, pled guilty in July to charges of possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography images. Kentucky State Police arrested Morris and girlfriend Angela Taylor, a former Radcliff Middle School teacher, in September 2009 following an undercover investigation.

  • Adoption takes time, money and preparation, but it’s worth it, parents say

    At age 3, while brushing her teeth, Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, “I didn’t come out of your tummy, did I?”

    Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family.

    “Yes,” Ashleigh replied. “You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.”

    Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her.

  • College Street Road reopens at the bypass

    The barriers are down and College Street Road is reopened at the U.S. 31 Bypass for the first time since late June.

    Initially scheduled to be closed four month, Haydon Bridge Co. received an extension on construction of the 80-foot span that expired Monday. The final paving occurred Thursday and the road reopened.

    Westbound traffic headed for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, College Heights United Methodist Church and residential neighborhoods have been detoured as the work progressed.

  • Church hosts annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale

    The Wesleyan Circle of United Methodist Women are sponsoring its annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale at Stovall United Methodist Church Saturday in Radcliff.

    Mary Burroughs, a member of the organization, said the group has been sponsoring the annual bazaar since 1970, and the money raised through the event goes toward its mission projects.

  • Photo: Restringing the intersection
  • Faces and Places: Hardin County Ink
  • Radcliff Council discusses alcohol sales fees, hours

    Radcliff City Council came to a consensus on business hours and licensing fees for alcohol sales at a work session Thursday evening. The council is in the process of completing the city’s alcohol ordinance, which the council plans to vote on in the coming weeks.

    The council decided to set operating hours equally for all types of businesses and licenses, including bars, restaurants and package stores. The hours were set at 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.